Chelsea’s WSL conflict with Liverpool is named off after simply six minutes as a result of a frozen pitch – regardless of the sport being inspected simply two and a half hours earlier than kick-off – Emma Hayes slams ‘ice rink’ circumstances
- The pitch was deemed playable at 9:30 am, a number of hours earlier than kick off
- Hayes spoke out to dissatisfied supporters and stated the decision was ‘proper for the gamers’
- The choice adopted a number of different postponements as a result of dire circumstances.
Chelsea v Liverpool within the Ladies’s Tremendous League was known as off after simply six minutes of play after the floor was deemed unplayable.
The pitch was inspected at 9:30 this morning forward of the sport at Kingsmeadow, with the pitch cleared of ice simply minutes earlier than kick-off.
However simply as the sport bought underway, referee Ben Hair stopped play and suspended the match, leading to gamers and followers and Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes talking to supporters within the floor.
Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes talks to supporters after the Chelsea v Liverpool sport was postponed for six minutes
Supporters have been compelled to attend greater than half an hour for the results of the inspection, leaving many supporters pissed off, notably away followers who had traveled from Merseyside to the capital.
When it was confirmed that the sport would nonetheless cease at 12:30, the referee halted proceedings and spoke to each Hayes and Liverpool boss Matt Beard.
Liverpool gamers left the pitch earlier than it was confirmed that the sport could be known as off, leading to Reds gamers displaying their appreciation for the touring supporters.
Talking to followers, Hayes stated: ‘The choice to shut at this stage is improper for the timing however proper for the gamers.’
He then informed BBC Sport, ‘You’ll be able to see it is like an ice rink. It isn’t as much as the managers to find out this. We want undersoil heating to noticeably up our sport.
‘The sport ought to by no means have began. Everybody desires to maintain the sport going however outdoors events must implement these selections. FA just isn’t right here. No video games must be canceled – we’d like undersoil heating.